Category Archives: Whisky Advent 2018

Merry Christmas! – KWM Advent 2018 Day 25 – SMWS 72.65 – Winter Comforts

by Evan Merry Christmas! The gifts are unwrapped. The tree is tipped over. The buzzy caffeine from that 50/50 mix of Irish cream and coffee you thought was going to get your through the day is starting to wear off. … Continue reading

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KWM Advent 2018 Day 24 – Kilchoman 100% Islay KWM Cask 10 Year

by Evan Image courtesy of @frombarreltobottle This bottle may not be an incredible surprise to those of you that have tasted your way through one of our KWM Whisky Advent Calendars in years’ past. We have quite a history of putting … Continue reading

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KWM Advent 2018 Day 23 – First Editions Aberlour 1995 KWM Cask

by Andrew Image courtesy of @frombarreltobottle I had to go back through our records to confirm this, but today’s malt is another first, it is the first time we have featured a whisky from the Aberlour Distillery in any of our … Continue reading

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KWM Advent 2018 Day 22 – Compass Box The Story of the Spaniard

by Andrew Today’s whisky, the Compass Box The Story of The Spaniard is especially exciting because this is a preview of a whisky that hasn’t even hit our market yet. It is expected to arrive late in the 1st quarter … Continue reading

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KWM Advent 2018 Day 21 – Cadenhead Glenrothes 2001

by Andrew I can’t believe the journey is nearly at an end, there are just 4 whiskies left in the Kensington Wine Market 2018 Whisky Advent Calendar includuing this WM Cadenhead Glenrothes 2001. This is the final Cadenhead bottling in … Continue reading

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KWM Advent 2018 Day 20 – Eau Claire Single Malt Batch 001

By Andrew Image courtesy of @frombarreltobottle There was a lot of fanfare over Eau Claire’s first release of single malt last fall. The whisky was only available from the distillery and didn’t last long. When I approached them last winter about … Continue reading

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KWM Advent 2018 Day 19 – GlenAllachie 10 Year Cask Strength

by Evan We were not alone in our grief when news broke in 2016 that the BenRiach Distillery Co. had been sold to Brown Forman. For the previous decade, BenRiach and Glendronach had been two of the most interesting distilleries … Continue reading

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KWM Advent 2018 Day 18 – Cadenhead Ord 13 year Quaich Cask

by Evan Day 18′s Advent bottle is another from Cadenhead, but this isn’t another selection bound for the French market. This Cadenhead Glen Ord was selected and bottled for the group known as the Companions of the Quaich. The Companions … Continue reading

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KWM Advent 2018 Day 17 – Springbank Visitor Center 10 Year

by Andrew Anyone who knows anything about Kensington Wine Market knows WE LOVE SPRINGBANK! They are Scotland’s most traditional distillery and are stubbornly so. We love how they cling to traditions and practices with a reverence for the old ways. … Continue reading

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KWM Advent 2018 Day 16 – Cadenhead Small Batch Miltonduff

by Andrew If you’ve been to one of my tastings or follow me on Social Media, you’ll know that I have a soft spot for Miltonduff. The whisky is one of Pernod Ricard’s workhorses for Blended Scotch Whisky, and there … Continue reading

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